Join SSU MESA!

Complete the MEP Enrollment Form and meet with the MESA Director Carolyn Peruta in Schulz 3048, 664-2190.

Upcoming Events

Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters:
Join us for a 1 hour workshop September 24th, noon-1 pm in Darwin 38. Thank you Career Services for making this possible!

MESA Wednesdays
4:00-7:00pm Darwin 101:
Join us for tutoring, advising, snacks and community. Gloria Ramirez, the MESA Student Assistant, will be leading these sessions. Here are pictures: get together and get support!. We want you to come!!

Follow-Up

MESA Awards 2013:
See the photos from the scholarship and awards presentations.

Science Festival:
MESA shows off science at 1st annual science festival. See the pictures.

Leadership Conference:
See the photos from the scholarship and awards presentations.

MESA Awards 2012:
See the photos from the scholarship and awards presentations.

2012 STEM Shadow Day for SRJC and Mendo MCCP:
SRJC and Mendocino MCCP students came to SSU in March to learn about STEM professions. It was a great day and a chance for students to connect with each other. See the photos.

MESA Day at SSU: Regional event held for the first time at SSU in 2011.


"MESA is a shining example of how educators, from primary to postsecondary, can form partnerships to work toward closing the achievement gap."
Jack O'Connell
State Superintendent of Public Instruction



Enroll Now

Complete the MEP Enrollment Form and meet with Dr. Peruta.


Call For Participation:
2013 MESA Leadership Conference

The dates for this year's MESA Leadership Conference are still being firmed up - but keep dates open in October. This two day event includes professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and many other valuable experiences for MESA students. Contact Dr. Peruta to learn more. See the photos (under Follow-up on the right) from previous conferences. Past participants rave about this event. Don't miss it!!


MESA Video Showcases STEM

A new video on the importance of STEM education and MESA's contribution is on the MESA Statewide website. Our own MESA student, Crystal, is in the video!


MESA Scholarships Awarded to SSU Students

The MESA/PG&E Scholarship program is available through the generous support of PG&E and MESA Statewide. The scholarship recognizes students for their achievements and pursuit of academic opportunities. See the Follow-Up.


MESA at Sonoma State

SSU aims to recruit, retain, and graduate more students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to meet the science and technology challenges faced by California and the nation. SSU MESA works to enrich the learning environment for educationally disadvantaged students so that upon graduation these students can enter STEM-related professions. SSU MESA completes the MESA pathway for students in the northern California region that are part of the established and growing MESA Schools Programs (MSPs) and MESA Community College Programs (MCCPs) in the region.


What is MESA?

MESA is an academic program that supports educationally disadvantaged students to attain four-year degrees in science fields. MESA Centers are located at UC, CSU, and independent university campuses. MESA provides rigorous support through a variety of components and reinforces these components through establishment of a peer community based on academic achievement. This community provides students, most of whom are first in their family to go to college, with mutual support and motivation. This academic community is what sets MESA apart from other programs.

MESA programs exist at the K-12 level (MESA Schools Programs - MSPs), community college level (MESA Community College Programs - MCCPs) and at the university level (MEPs). See the MESA Statewide website for more information about MESA.


Interested in learning more?

Contact Us:

Carolyn Peruta - MESA Program Director
NASA Education and Public Outreach Group
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: 707-664-2190